Originally, this festival began with a tractor show sponsored by Firelands Pioneer Power Association. A few years later, Erie MetroParks partnered with Firelands Pioneer Power to develop a fall festival for the local community. Now, Harvest Happenings Community Fall Festival is an annual two day event held on the first weekend in October. Join us on October 5th and 6th this year from 11am-5pm!
Sponsors of Harvest Happenings include:
This festival continues to grow and draws thousands with activities including:
In addition to ongoing activities, Harvest Happenings also features:
Erie MetroParks and Firelands Area Runners Club have partnered to offer an annual trail run! In 2013 you can challenge yourself with a trail run at Osborn MetroPark. The run will take place on Sunday, October 6th, during Harvest Happenings! Prizes will be given to each top male and female runners!
Download the 2013 Registration Form now!
In a joint partnership between Erie County Health Department, Erie MetroParks, and City of Sandusky Recreation Division, the Walk with a Doc program is back and continuing to grow! This collaborative effort began to encourage healthier choices within our community.
Walk with a Doc highlights for 2013:
Join us at Osborn MetroPark on April 21st 2013 from 12-5pm to celebrate Earth Day!
Exciting outdoor fun and education along with live music and prizes!!
Ongoing activities at Earth Day Extravaganza include:
Download a map of the event!
Geocashing: Want to participate in a real world outdoor treasure hunt? Use your GPS or GPS-enabled Smartphone to navigate to cashes. To register, visit www.geocashing.com or download the app on your Smartphone! Look for the geocashe titled Erie County Earth Day Extravaganza.
Each July join the Friends of Erie MetroParks for their annual PEP Ride! The ride begins at James H. McBride Arboretum and from there you can choose between a 10, 20, 30, or 50 mile ride. Snacks and rest stops provided and help yourself to lunch as you return to the Arboretum.
The PEP Ride will take a break in 2013 and will return in 2014...we look forward to seeing you next year!
Go Take a Hike on eleven of Erie MetroParks most beautiful trails between September & December! Choose from eleven designated trails, and if you complete eight trails you will receive an Arkansas Walking Stick or Leather Medallion.
Participants will receive a special medallion for every five years they complete the program. Dogs that complete eight trails will receive a MetroParks bandana or Leather Medallion.